All Systems Go for the ITU Telecom World 2018

Developing knowledge and skills through digital innovation in order to grow and transform the local economy will be high on the agenda during the ITU Telecom World 2018 taking place at the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) from 10-13 September 2018.

The conference themed: “Innovation for smarter digital development”, provides a strategic platform for facilitating interaction among powerful heads of state, captains of industry, tech SMEs, policy makers, investors, corporates and digital innovators who will be discussing interventions aimed at accelerating ICT innovations that will enhance social and economic development.

Approximately 8000 delegates are expected to attend the four day conference which will feature an international exhibition of tech solutions and projects, a world-class forum of interactive, expert-led debates on key issues facing the ICT industry, a networking programme connecting organisations, individuals and ideas, and an acclaimed Awards programme recognising innovative ICT-based solutions with real social impact.

The overarching top three objectives of the ITU Telecom World 2018 are gaining knowledge, business networking and exposure to new technologies.

“The Durban ICC, which is also Africa’s leading convention centre, is honoured to host this prestigious event which will bring together the best innovative minds who will be discussing solutions that will have a social impact. The fast pace of digital transformation presents infinite opportunities and challenges us to reconsider the way we do business. This conference will see high-level and thought provoking debates taking place on wide ranging topics such as the power of technology to transform lives in developed and developing countries alike,” said Lindiwe Rakharebe, Durban ICC’s Chief Executive Officer.

Rakharebe added that the South African government and City of Durban has identified innovation as one of the key drivers of local economic development and job creation.

“Through the Innovate Durban Programme, the City of Durban has demonstrated its commitment to enhancing the culture of innovation in business in line with the radical economic transformation agenda. The Durban ICC is the perfect venue for industry leaders to connect with SMEs and digital entrepreneurs in the ICT sector, to explore partnership solutions and share best international practice that will have a positive impact on the local economic growth,” added Rakharebe.


Issued by: The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC)
For more information contact: Durban ICC Corporate Affairs Manager Gugu Sisilana, Tel: 031 360 1302 or Gugusisilana@icc.co.za